Why history tells us Manchester will be stronger and mentally resilient after the bombing

United we stand - Manchester 2017

Why history tells us Manchester will be stronger and mentally resilient after the bombing Forgive the mildly indulgent personal story to start this piece, but it’s relevant to the tragic events that unfolded in Manchester this week and this article. I lived in London for the best part of a decade and this covered the infamous 7/7 bombings in 2005 …

All About Control

  If you’re working through The Thrive Programme® you’ll know that it’s all about taking back power and control in your life. This is crucial in learning to thrive. Power, control, desire for control, secondary control – feeling confused? This should help. In order to thrive you’ll learn to develop strong psychological foundations. An ‘internal locus of control’ is a …

Ten reasons why The Thrive Programme works better than therapy

You can work through The Thrive Programme at home, with a friendly consultant of over Skype from the comfort of your own home No referrals, waiting lists or enormous bills (even a full course of the Thrive Programme with a Consultant is cheaper than learning to drive) You’ll understand how and why you are feeling better: you become the expert in …

The Programme in Schools – Recent Case Studies

Over the past year, The Thrive Programme has launched an initiative to put Thrive into schools. We have already been successful with our book Thrive for Teenagers and it is our opportunity to bring effective principles of The Thrive Programme to a younger audience in relevant environments. Below is the write up of our work in three case studies in Scotland and the …

Sometimes our Thrive Trainees deserve a special mention…

Just received another lovely email from a stranger. I have permission to share her email and some of her diary maps.. You can clearly see the amount of effort and determination this lady has put in to changing her life. She deserves the freedom she has created. Dear Rob,I am a 55 year old wife and mother. For years I …

Parenting right for brighter futures: Caring not controlling with The Thrive Programme

Parenting right for brighter futures: Caring not controlling We all know that parenting is the toughest job out there ; now new research supports the Thrive Programme and helps us to do it right. Caring and sensitivity. As far back as the Bowlby research in the 1960s a link was established between maternal repsponisvenss, sensitivity, and secure attachment resulting in …

Flying High with The Thrive Programme

Have you ever watched, jaw-dropping, a light aircraft performing aerobatics? Death-defying dives; stomach-lurching twists and turns? There’s something awe-inspiring and captivating – if not perilously nerve-wracking – that keeps your eyes fixed on the sky. Driving past a local airfield recently I spent a while watching planes, which brought to mind an obvious analogy with The Thrive Programme. People do …

Mary thrives in the papers once more!

Again Mary is picked up by her local paper as an amazing story of achievement for overcoming her debilitating fear of being sick. It is not surprising that Mary won Thrive Trainee of the Year considering her remarkable journey. And in case it is not clear, that’s her trophy she’s holding in the photograph! Well done Mary!

Self-esteem as a key to weight-management

Self-esteem as a key to weight-management Are you on first name terms with your muffin-top? Bingo wings in a flap? Or on a mission to put on a few pounds and get back into the ‘healthy’ range? Research shows that high self-esteem is significant in helping you to achieve weight-related goals. Psychologists believe it’s our reaction to setbacks that will …

Say what you mean… mean what you say…

Mean what you say… say what you mean… Oi! You! Mind your language! Wash your mouth out! No, not that sort of language… Learning to ‘mind your language’ is an important part of The Thrive Programme as it has a big impact on your mental wellbeing. When we change our words we can change our minds. Even a friendly chat …